Research Papers/Topics in Biochemistry

Review on the Application of Biotechnology in Garri production in Nigeria

Biotechnology presents a promising potential for food biosecurity, healthcare, and bioremediation. Gari is a widely consumed staple diet in Nigeria and it is imperative to study how its quantity and nutritional value can be enhanced using biotechnologies. This paper provides a short but concise overview of the possible applications of biotechnological techniques to enhance the productivity of Nigerian most consumed staple diet- Gari for the sustenance of her economy.

In-vitro Modification of Acetylcholinesterase activity in adult head of Zonocerus variegatus: a biomarker to effects of most chemical agents.

ABSTRACTAcetylcholinesterase(AChE) is the key cholinesterase in the body which catalyzes the breakdown of acetylcholine and some other choline esters that functions as neurotransmitter in living cell. It belongs to the carboxyl esterase (hydrolase) family of enzymes which are found mainly at the neuromuscular junction (point of contact between the nervous system and the muscles) and the chemical synapses of the cholinergic types. It functions to terminate synaptic transmission by breaki...

The organ distribution and characterization of Acetylcholinesterase in Adult African Grasshopper: Zonocerus variegatus and Zonocerus elegans.

Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is the primary cholinesterase in the body which catalyzes the breakdown of acetylcholine and some other choline esters that functions as neurotransmitter in living cell. It belongs to the carboxyl esterase (hydrolase) family of enzymes which are found mainly at the neuromuscular junction (point of contact between the central nervous system and the muscles) and the chemical synapses of the cholinergic types. It functions to terminate synaptic transmission by ...

A review on the Pathogenesis of Diabetes mellitus

The article gives a brief overview of what Diabetes mellitus is, its type and pathogenesis. It's aimed at enlightening people about this disorder. 

Herbal treatment of scorpion envenomation: Plant extracts inhibited Opisthacanthus capensis venom phospholipase A2 activity

Abstract: The inhibitory effects of Momordica charantia linn, Isoberlinia doka, Terminalia avicennioides, Tamarindus indica and Crotalaria retusa L aqueous leaves extracts on Opisthacanthus capensis (Black creeping scorpion) venom phospholipase A2 (PLA2 ) activity was investigated. The enzyme from O. capensis venom had a pH and temperature optima of 5 and 60˚C respectively with an activation energy of 5.20 Kcal/mol. Different concentrations (4mg, 6mg and 8mg/ml) of Isoberlinia doka and M...

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To test the effect of Nauclea latifolia fruit on a diabetic rats. This was meant to see if the fruit has the ability to reduce blood sugar level. 

Assessment of Phytoremediation Potential of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L Walp) on used Motor Oil Contaminated Soil

Abstract: Phytoremediation has been identified as an effective option for the clean-up of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil. The aim of this study is to assess the potential of Vigna unguiculata L. Walp (cowpea) in the remediation of used motor oil contaminated soil. The germination and growth of cowpea on soil contaminated with 5% (w/w) of used motor oil was monitored for 28 days. One of the treatments received 15% (w/w) poultry manure seven days after pollution. Re...

Cucurbita pepo Seed Powder Reduce the Turbidity of River Water

ABSTRACTThe  high  cost  of  treated  water  makes  most  people  in  the  rural  communities  to  resort  to  water  sources  which  are normally  of  low  quality  and  which  expose  them  to  waterborne  diseases.  The  main  objective  of  this  work  is  to  evaluate the  effectiveness  of&...